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Network Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
November 15, 2018

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CCNP, CCNA and JNCIA certified with strong knowledge in networking, security, installing, configuring and maintaining network devices.

Knowledge of Access list configurations (ACL) for Network Security.

Strong Knowledge of troubleshooting, implementing, optimizing and testing of static and dynamic routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF, BGP.

Experience working in a customer service-oriented organization.

Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT), Redistribution, OSPF Virtual Links.

Clear understandings of Telecommunications protocols like MPLS and VPN.

Network security including NAT/PAT, ACL and IPSEC and SSL VPN.

Detailed knowledge of Network devises like Router, Switches, and Access points.

Understanding of handling network monitoring tools such as Wireshark, Netflow, SNMP, SloarWinds and SYSLOG.

Worked with Juniper SRX, Palo Alto and Cisco ASA firewall.

Installing and configuring knowledge of Cisco ASA 5500 series firewall and configuring remote access IPSEC VPN on Cisco ASA 5500 series.

Experience in NX-OS, IOS, IOS-XE and Junos-OS.

Experience in configuring VDC and VPC on a Nexus device.

Experience in deployment and configuration of Cisco 2900, 3300, 3500, 3650, 3750, 4300, 4500, 6500 and Nexus 9k,7k, 5k, 2k series switches.

Experience in working as an on-call support to resolve l3 tickets.

Strong knowledge of IP addressing and IP subnetting schemes.

Understanding of implementation of nationwide Cisco DMVPN based wide area network.

Working knowledge of BGP/OSPF routing protocols over MPLS networks.

Hands-on configuration and experience in setting up devices to perform functions at the Access, Distribution, and Core layers.

Proficiency in configuration of VLAN setup on various Cisco Routers and Switches.

Proficiently implemented traffic filters using Standard and Extended access-lists, Distribution lists and Route-maps.

Knowledge of Telnet, TFTP, HTTP, SNMP, HTTPS, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP and NTP Protocols.

Detailed Understanding of RIP, RICP protocol and IP networks.

Understanding of UDP and TCP protocol.

Basic Understanding of VoIP.

Solid Understanding of OSI and TCP/IP model.

Highly motivated with the ability to work independently or as an integral part of a team and committed to highest levels of profession.


Languages and Software: GNS3, Packet Tracer, OPNET, Service-Now, BMC Remedy, SolarWinds, Wireshark, Splunk, nGenius, Infoblox, Meraki dashboard, CSM(cisco security manager), ASDM, Panorama, Junos Space and Python.

Protocols: STP, ARP, RARP, Layer 3: RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, ICMP, ICMPV6, VPC, WAN-Frame Relay, PPP, HDLC.

Terminologies: Vlan, VTP, PVST+, RPVST+, Inter vlan routing, Redistribution, Summarization.

Firewalls: Cisco ASA: 5510, 5580-20, 5540, 5520, Checkpoint NGX (R65-R75), Checkpoint NGX R52, R54, R61, Palo Alto, SRX5800, SRX5400.

Switches-Catalyst: 9300, 9400, 6513, 6509, 4500, 2960, and 3750

Juniper Products: EX 2300, EX3300, M320, MX960, MX480, MX240, MX104, PTX3000, PTX1000, Qfx5100, Qfx5110.

Wireless Controllers: Cisco 4400, 5500 and Aruba.

Cisco Products: 1700, 1800, 7206, 2600, 2500, 3945, 2951, 7606, 7304

Networking Technologies - VPN, LACP,VDC, VLAN, VTP, SVI, NAT, PAT, STP, RSTP, PVST, MSTP, VPC, VPD, PIM, VCF, VC,VX-Lan.


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (Cisco ID: CSCO13034771).

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) (Cisco ID: CSCO13034771).

Juniper (JNCIA) (On Progress).

AWS Solution Architect Associate (On Progress).


California State University (Los Angeles, CA campus)- Dec 2016

M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Jawaharlal technological university Kakinada (Vignan Institute of Information Tech) May 2013

B.E in Electronics and Communication Engineering.


Discount Tire Corporation (DTC) Jul 2018 - Present

Sr. Network Engineer Scottsdale, AZ


Worked on Cisco Meraki devices to deploy SD-WAN solution on multiple stores.

Worked on core replacement which consists of Nexus 7k, 5k and 2k.

Performed Nexus 7k, 5k, ASR 1004, ASR 1002, ASR 1001, Catalyst 9300, ASA firewalls, Palo Alto firewalls and other cisco devices administration and maintenance.

Installed Panorama centralized management system and added Palo Alto firewalls to monitor and make config changes.

Handed aggregation replacement project from Nexus 5010 to Nexus 56128 with 2k FEX (Fabricators).

Performed both ISSU (non-disruptive) and disruptive upgrades on Nexus 7k device with 2 supervisor modules.

Configuration of Fabric path, VPC and connectivity between Nexus 2K, Nexus 5K and Nexus 7K

Created VPN tunnels from API’s in AWS to DTC network.

Performed migration of an IDF from 3750 stack to 9400 catalyst switch.

ACL’S on Palo Alto and ASA firewalls.

Performed upgrades of cisco 2911 routers.

Assisted in upgrading the Radware devices which are used for IPS and load balancing.

Participated in on-call rotation to support and resolve l3 tickets.

Upgraded ASA cluster firewalls (5580 series) with group policies.

Performed several PCI tasks to meet the PCI requirements.

Exxon Mobil Oil & Gas Dec 2017 - May 2018

Network Engineer Houston, TX


Worked on migration of SFR devices from defense center to FMC and upgrading ASA firewall to Fire power threat defense system (FTD).

Created documentation for SFR device migration, Cisco license re-hosting and provided K.T to off-site team.

Monitoring the network traffic with Cisco IPS, J-space, Splunk and N-genius.

Participate in review meetings as required to support network implementation activities.

Provided recovery and restoration of the network in event of a disaster or major incident of Security and Controls.

Configured and upgraded ASA firewalls using CSM.

Troubleshooting any network related issues (routing, switching, and VLANs).

Handle customer escalations related to Internet connectivity issues, VPN issues (OSPF sync issues), etc.

Worked with various technical teams to find a resolution in a timely fashion.

Enterprise level designing, implementing, and operating the Cisco ACS 5.x platform.

Experience with Cisco Firewall, VPN, and IPS/ IDS systems.

Troubleshooting problems associated with Layer 1/2/3 skills like shift / routing, WAN Hardware and important network links by coordinative with the ISP.

Experience with ticketing systems, to include understanding work flow, ticket routing and resolution documentation.

Michigan State University (MSU) Aug 2017 - Nov 2017

Network Engineer Lansing, MI


Worked on proof of concept for Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF) bring-up.

Interacted closely with Juniper Qfx 5100 and Qfx 5110 switches.

Experienced in configuring Leaf and spine topology for a Data Center environment.

Created Visio diagrams to demonstrate the plan for MSU’s new Data Center, with past, current and future designs.

Configured Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) on the new QFX series switches.

Performed TCP/IP and UDP tests on the new Data center design using Iperf, to check the throughput and bandwidth performance of the 40Gig links between the machines.

Created test plan and Virtual Chassis bring up document for the new Data Center.

Worked with MPO cables and MPO transceiver optics, for establishing connections between F5 load balancer and Juniper Qfx5100-48S switch.

Performed Layer 3 failover testing, IPV6 & IPV4 testing and VCF bring-up test.

Experienced in performing NSSU and ISSU upgrades in Juniper switches.

Exposed to Cisco Prime appliances.

Performed TCP/IP and UDP tests on the new Data center design using Iperf, to check the throughput and bandwidth performance of the 40Gig links between the machines.

Worked on expansion modules of Juniper switches and hard coded VC-ports, for the interfaces on those modules.


Network Engineer Irving, TX


Troubleshooting any network related issues (routing, switching, and VLANs).

Creating proposals for future configuration changes that will optimize network performance.

Adjusting VLANs, Access Control List to make sure network is performing properly.

Securing the network with establishing network policies.

Updating all network equipment software and firmware to maintain an up to date network.

Configuring Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches.

Reconfigure switches and routers for various models to include: Cisco 3750, 2900, 2800 series, as well as various others, including VLANs, trunking, and various other protocols.

Configure TCP/IP routing over LANs & WANs.

Work with network lead in planning and configuration assessments for routers, switches, network appliances, host, and other communication devices.

Responsible for implementing, supporting, and maintaining 24x7 network services and security issues.

Recommend technical solutions to enhance performance, increase redundancy, and add flexibility to the existing infrastructure.

Design, configure, deploy and troubleshoot advanced IP-based network infrastructure technology solutions for clients.

Work with wireless module configurations for various Cisco router applications.

Documenting all configuration files on all network devices

California State University, Los Angeles Jan 2016 – Dec 2016 Network Engineer Intern, LA


Installation of new switches & routers in the network

Implementing Net Flow Analyzer for Traffic monitoring

Taking backups of all network devices configurations on Weekly & Monthly basis

Monitoring the Links with PRTG, CLI Manager and Solar winds

Computing the Bandwidth by using PRTG graphs & sending the BW reports on Weekly and Monthly basis

Implementing VLAN Access Lists (VACLs)

IOS Management & Implemented SSH

Implementation and administration of TACACS

Assigning ports into the VLANs to enhance LAN security

Configuring VLAN trunk using ISL & 802.1q (dot1q)

Implementing STP, PVSTP and MST

Implementing RSTP to avoid delay

Implementation of ACL’s, NAT & PAT on Routers as per requirement

C & I SYSTEMS April 2013 – Sep 2014 Jr. Network Engineer, India


Network Operations and support by providing Tier-2 support to WAN and LAN related issues.

Configuring and resolving various OSPF issues in an OSPF multi area environment.

Configuring Static, RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF Routing Protocols on Cisco 1600, 2600, 2800, 3600, 7300 series Routers.

Hands on Experience in Inter-vlan routing, redistribution, access-lists and dynamic Natting.

Used Wireshark as a network monitoring tool for capturing and analyzing packets for troubleshooting issues.

Ensure network, system and data availability and integrity through preventative maintenance and upgrade.

Configuration and maintenance of Cisco 2900 series including VLANS and TRUNKING protocols.

Responsible for service request tickets generated by the helpdesk in all phases such as troubleshooting, maintenance, upgrades, patches, fixes, and all around technical support.

Participation in the design and implementation of MPLS and DMVPN solutions for remote locations.

Configuring Etherchannel LACP, PAgP both Layer 2 and Layer 3 and Load balancing on Etherchannel.

Involved in Configuration of Access lists (ACL) for the proper network routing.

Troubleshoot problems on a day to day basis and providing solutions that would fix the problems within their network.

Implemented ISL and 802.1Q for communicating through VTP.

Performed RIP and OSPF Routing Protocol Administration.

Worked on Cisco 7600, 7200 & 3800 series routers for WAN Connectivity.

Academic Projects: Jun 2015- Dec 2016

Wireless Data Acquisition System Using ZigBee: Its objective is to control parameters like humidity, temperature, light, etc. wirelessly using ZigBee. The parameters have been measured by Temperature, humidity, humidity, light and soil moisture sensors.

ZigBee is a specification for a suit of high-level communication protocols used to create personal area networks built from small, low-powered digital radios. It is based on an IEEE 802.15.4 standard.

The workplace for wireless sensors networking was prepared and tried out. This workplace consists of development boards based on microcontrollers and ZigBee.

The interoperability and functionality of used software and hardware were confirmed to achieve sufficient coverage for flat or smaller house.

The practical range of this project is about 75-80 meters which defers with the theoretical value (ZIGBEE module).

It can be used in industries where these parameters must stay in some pre-defined limit and must not exceed the limit. They can be controlled automatically using the project.

OSPF (Open Shortest Path First):

Design a network with 8 routers connected together that utilizes OSPF as its routing protocol analyze the routing tables generated in the routers, and observe how the resulting routes are affected by assigning areas and enabling load balancing.

Creating a network topology on GNS3 and configuring all routers for line vty, password and then configuring for OSPF using Cisco IOS.

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